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Favorite African folktales

Author: Nelson Mandela
Publisher: New York : W.W. Norton, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A collection of some of the oldest African tales, selected by Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa, which presents such themes as cunning animals, magic spells, and people who change forms.
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Material Type: Juvenile audience, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Nelson Mandela
ISBN: 0393326241 9780393326246
OCLC Number: 56086672
Notes: Originally published in South Africa in 2002 under the title: Madiba magic: Nelson Mandela's favourite stories for children.
Originally published in the United States in 2002 under the title: Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales.
Description: 240 pages : illustrations, map ; 21 cm
Contents: The enchanting song of the magical bird (Tanzania) --
The cat who came indoors (Zimbabwe) --
The great thirst (San, Southern Africa) --
King Lion's gifts (Khoi, Southern Africa) --
The message (Namibia) --
The snake chief (West Africa/Zululand, South Africa) --
How Hlakanyana outwitted the monster (Nguni, South Africa) --
Words as sweet as honey from Sankhambi (Venda, South Africa) --
Mmutla and Phiri (Botswana) --
The lion, the hare, and the hyena (Kenya) --
Mmadipetsane (Lesotho) --
Kamiyo of the river (Transkei, South Africa) --
Spider and the crows (Nigeria) --
Natiki (Namaqualand, South Africa) --
The hare and the tree spirit (Xhosa, South Africa) --
The mantis and the moon (San, Southern Africa) --
The snake with seven heads (Xhosa, South Africa) --
The hare's revenge (Zambia) --
The wolf queen (Cape Malay) --
Van Hunks and the devil (Cape Dutch) --
Wolf and Jackal and the barrel of butter (Cape Dutch) --
The cloud princess (Swaziland) --
The guardian of the pool (Central Africa/Zululand, South Africa) --
The sultan's daughter (Cape Malay) --
The ring of the king (Mythical African kingdom) --
The clever snake charmer (Morocco) --
Asmodeus and the bottler of djinns (South African English) --
Sakunaka, the handsome young man (Zimbabwe) --
The mother who turned to dust (Malawi) --
Mpipidi and the motlopi tree (Botswana) --
Fesito goes to market (Uganda) --
Sannie Langtand and the visitor (South African English).
Other Titles: Madiba magic: Nelson Mandela's favourite stories for children.
Nelson Mandela's favorite African folktales.
Responsibility: edited by Nelson Mandela.
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